How McManus-Lorey Funeral Home is Handling COVID-19
We understand that the loss of a loved one during this national emergency is difficult. Our staff is taking all measures necessary to keep our guests and ourselves safe and healthy while caring for grieving families.
CDC and NYS Guidance - Effective May 19, 2021:
- Funeral Homes are now able to hold visitations and services as normal.
- The number of people able to attend visitation at the funeral home is not regulated, we cannot go above our building capacity, but we are still required to maintain social distancing.
- Masks are still required to be worn at all times within the building for those who have not been fully vaccinated. We ask for your respect and honesty regarding this policy, as a funeral home is a gathering place where possible high-risk people may be in attendance.
- In an effort to make everyone comfortable, if you are not immediate family, please make your visit brief.
- Though not mandated, we will continue to offer hand sanitizing stations throughout our facility.
- Please remember that churches and cemeteries have their own policies that different from ours.
- Please still call and schedule and appointment if needed, instead of walking in. It helps us plan our facilities and staff and to give you the utmost undivided attention for your needs.
- When planning the visitation, some families my feel more comfortable if all guest wear masks, this will be made known upon entry to the funeral home and we ask that you respect the families wishes if they wish you to wear a mask, even if you have been vaccinated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Funeral Home Still Open?
Yes. Our directors are available to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We kindly ask that you call ahead and schedule a time to meet with one of our directors to discuss your needs and concerns.
What Should I Do If A Loved One Dies?
Please call us - regardless of the time. Our staff is able to access any hospital or nursing home facility as well as a private residence. We would ask if you please call first instead of ‘walking in’ without an appointment. If your loved has been exposed to Covid-19, please make us aware of it immediately.
Do I Have to Come Into the Funeral Home for an Appointment?
No. Although it would be preferable, we can discuss arrangements with you over the phone, via a video conference or by e-mail.
Can We Still Have Visiting Hours at the Funeral Home?
Yes, we are still scheduling visiting hours at the funeral home. In accordance with the NYS and CDC’s most recent recommendations. We also ask families to be flexible when scheduling their services. We are staggering visitors and services, so as to keep the number of people within the facilities to a minimum.
If you are vaccinated, masks are optional. If you have not been vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask while in the funeral home. We must still maintain 6ft social distancing as we are going with the "honor system" and not checking fi you are vaccinated.
Some families may wish that all guest paying their respects wear a mask. Please respect and honor the wishes of the family if you are asked to put on a mask while in the funeral home.
For those who are not attending services, consider visiting our obituary page to leave a message for the family, post pictures or view other tributes that may be there.
We are offering the option of live streaming the services of your choice via TribuCast at no additional charge.
Are Churches and Cemeteries Open?
Yes. However, they may not have the same policy as us, we will let you know the policy when making arrangements.
What If I’m Visiting the Funeral Home?
We are asking visitors to adhere to the following common sense guidelines:
- If you are vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask.
- All non vaccinated visitors MUST wear a mask or face covering when inside the funeral home
- Maintain 'Social Distancing' guidelines
- Clean your hands frequently
- Please refrain from handshakes and hugs
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Limit your time at the funeral home to reduce your exposure
- Physical contact should be avoided as much as possible
What Should I Do If I, or My Loved One, has Coronavirus?
If you are not feeling well, please self isolate yourself. Do not come to the funeral home. We can make arrangements by alternate means at your convenience. If your loved one passed away with the Coronavirus, please make us aware of it immediately.